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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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SATURDAY EVE. POST LOSES 1
FIGHT WITH TRUST PRESS
The Saturday Evening Post was
turned down in its scrap to keep the
trust press of Chicago from hogging
the newsstands of the city. The ap
pellate court decided against the
weekly publication.
The decision marks the end of a
fight that has lasted almost two
years. It started when some news
boys decided to pick up spare change
by putting the Saturday Evening Post
up for sale.
The city council handed a plum to
the Newspaper Publishers' ass'n by
passing an ordinance which declared
that only daily newspapers, printed
in Chicago, should be allowed on the
stands.
So the police were instructed to
throw the Saturday Evening Post on
the street unless the newsboys would
take them off. Newsboys who pro
tested against this were told to shut
their mouths or their licenses would
be taken from them.
The police threatened to arrest
several newsboys and the Curtis Pub
lishing Co., owner of the Post, got an
injunction in the county courts.
The injunction was only tempo
rary and was dissolved when the case
came up for final trial. The Post
firm then appealed the case.
The appellate court decided that
if the newsstand law was a valid one,
the Post could not be put on the
stands. If the law was notvalid, then
neither the trust press nor the Post
had a right to the stands.
The court hinted that if the law
was not constitutional, the trust pa
pers could be barred from the street
corners along with the Saturday Eve
ning Post
THE LURE OF CITIES
J. H. Shipman of Glengary separ
ated from an obstreperous tooth. The?
separation was reported successful.
Hope, (Idaho) Cor. Standpoint Re
yiew. i
HE GOT HIS EARLY TRAINING ON
THE TRUST PRESS
Jas. O'Connor, known as "Deanie"
Connors, graduate newspaper slug
ger, "got his" last night A bullet in
the head and another in the hip laid
up the newspaper slugger whose
name has been an instrument of ter
ror to newsboys for 15 years.
And the trust press, while it told
the story of "Deanie's" past and
called him a slugger, neglected to tell
that until recently, he was hired by
the big papers to do their slugging.
"Deanie" started in the newspaper
business, while still a boy. He sold
papers at 47th and Halsted for years
and then bought the corner.
Soon after he got control of the
place he went to work for the Daily
News as Englewood division boss.
For ten years he helped increase cir
culation for the afternoon paper by
the use of newspaper slugger meth
ods. Then he went to the American
three years ago. He made good with
the Hearst sheet for a while. Then
'he left
According to his friends he has
been working around the loop for the
past year, picking up odd jobs for
scrapping labor unions.
WMle on the way to his mother-in-law's
house at 7405 S. May st last
night he was waylaid by an unknown
man and shot twice before he had a
chance to draw.
The police removed him to St
Bernard's hospital, where little hope
was held for his recovery.
Connors was indicted five years
ago for the murder of Bernard Mal
loy in a saloon at 59th and Halsted.
His newspaper friends were sup
posed to have gotten him out of that
scrape.
He was arrested numbers of times
after shootings anji knife battles. He
always went free, supposedly be
cause of the power which his con
nection with the newspapers gave
him.
Police havcarrested one man.
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